Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by August 2013 ... poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Looks like a beer-beer... a lot like Samuel Adams Boston Lager. A nice, crystal clear amber color. Three fingers or so of a nice, creamy-ish white head. Lacingís awesome on this one. Good looking.
Smell: For some reason, a lot of metallic aromas... though this could be because I rinsed my glass out just before using. Behind that is plenty of hops. Grapefruit, and a non-descript tropical note. As the label says, a lot of West coast aromas in this one. Well done.
Taste/feel: Itís a Boston Lager in IPA form, I think... and itís fantastic. Itís a lot like an IPA on the front, but the finish is sweet, with that classic biscuit/cracker aftertaste that I get from Boston Ale/Lager, and now this. The mouthfeel is of about medium carbonation with a slight creamy feel. Truly one of the, if not THEE, best Samuel Adams beers that Iíve had. I hope this is a year round offering thatís available in six-packs. $8.49 for a six pack? Sign me up.
junon (359) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bold fruit notes in both bouquet and flavour. Ever so slight bitterness. Smooth. Wish it was a little stronger. Not bad.
BeerKurve (356) - - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear Golden Color with moderate carbonation. Smell is very piney hop and citrus forward. Flavor is very piney hop heavy, along with strong citrus and yeast note; Aftertaste is quite resiny. Body is light along with the carbonation. Good beer overall
sailracer (353) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with medium head. A bit of hop aroma like a traditional IPA. The hop flavor was fairly mild, but there was medium bitterness that lingered for awhile. Some light malt flavors came through on the initial taste before the bitterness overpowered them.
Onionkid (349) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow! Good job Sam Adams, another solid beer! Never seen an "ipl" and itís a pretty fun blend of flavors. Smells like an average ipa, like an anchor ale...but the taste adds so much to it. Has a crisp hoppiness to it, that finishes smooth and has little aftertaste. The aftertaste thatís there is weak and floral. This is my new fave spring brew...very light, crisp, and has all the ipa kick Iíd like! Needs more booze though. 5.0% alcohol.
Jabic (346) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Red grapefruit, bitter orange peel, lime.
Ap: Crystal-clear copper - medium-small extremely light tan head, good retention, thin but solid foam layer remains.
T: Grapefruit rind and clean toasted malt up front - lemon-lime - medium-high bitterness, a bit tannic - finish is crackers and lean citrus.
P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is very dry.
O: Bright lager with clean malt and aggressive hop flavor, plus a firm grip of bitterness - very nice.
jmcgavin12 (341) - Madison, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with light white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy with lots of grapefruit and pine. Moderate bitter taste with a crisp easy finish. Definitely something new and also delicious. Quite smooth overall interesting mix
RespertFTW (340) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Nice light amber color. Slightly grainy. Light feel with heavy hop flavor.
astrofrk (340) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Krogers on Broadway in the seasonal 12-pack.
It doesnít seem like a Premium Lager but I know Sam is well known for unique beers as I have had about 30 of them so far.
Clear copper. Long, white laced head. Aroma: Cirtis hops, pepper. Flavor: Grapefruit, pine, pepper, bread malts. Bitter finish.
badwhale (318) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear yellow with slight amber twinge and white head. Has a great nose of citrus. Tastes pretty hoppy with grapefruit citrus notes. Slightly on the watery size, but very decent.